New York Times Book Reviews

Fiction: Michael Chabon Returns With a Searching Family Saga

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 11:30
“Moonglow,” Michael Chabon’s new novel, blends elements of fiction and memoir.
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The Sandmeyer Reaction: A Short Story

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 11:25
An exclusive work of fiction by Michael Chabon.
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Nonfiction: He’s the Bomb: An Enrico Fermi Biography

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 11:21
“The Pope of Physics,” by Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin, tells the story of how Enrico Fermi created the atomic age.
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Nonfiction: On the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a Look Back

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 11:10
In “Countdown to Pearl Harbor,” the journalist Steve Twomey traces the miscommunications, faulty assumptions and foul-ups that led to the bombing.
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The Shortlist: Mexico in Fiction

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:20
New novels by Juan Pablo Villalobos, Nicholas Mainieri, Edmundo Paz Soldán and Daniel Saldaña París.
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:04
“Chaos” is the latest Patricia Cornwell novel featuring the iron-willed forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 09:59
Readers respond to recent reviews of Caroline Leavitt’s “Cruel Beautiful World,” Ruth Whippman’s “America the Anxious” and more.
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Fiction: Alice Hoffman’s Heroine Seeks Redemption After a Car Crash

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 09:58
After a car crash, a guilt-racked heroine heads to New York in Alice Hoffman’s “Faithful.”
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Fiction: New Historical Novel Imagines the Life of an Irish Martyr

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 09:54
Sabina Murray’s “Valiant Gentlemen” imagines intense relationships between the Irish martyr Roger Casement and his closest friends.
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8 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 14:34
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: John Lewis’s National Book Award-Winning Graphic Memoir on the Civil Rights Movement

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 09:18
There are few people better qualified to remind us of what democracy really looks like than John Lewis, the Georgia congressman, civil rights icon and author of a graphic memoir called “March.”
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By the Book: Zadie Smith: By the Book

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
The author, most recently, of “Swing Time” says the best gift book she ever received was from her dying father, who “gave me his copy of ‘Ulysses,’ along with the confession he had never read it.”
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Audiobooks: What the Kids Are Listening To: New Children’s Audio

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
“For Magnus Chase” and “Tales of the Peculiar” capture myth, magic and the joys of being strange.
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Audiobooks: Phil Collins Wants You to Know He Isn’t Dead Yet

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
Phil Collins is candid about the ups and downs in his new memoir, “Not Dead Yet.”
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Audiobooks: Amy Schumer and Carol Burnett Tell Their Stories

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
Recorded memoirs are read by Amy Schumer (“The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo”) and Carol Burnett (“In Such Good Company”).
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Audiobooks: Got Sober. Got Married. Got Shafted.

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
Glennon Doyle Melton reads her memoir, “Love Warrior,” about how she learned that personal crisis can be an opportunity.
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Nonfiction: Seeing the Diversity of Jewish Thought in 18 Classic Texts

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 04:00
In “The People and the Books,” Adam Kirsch summarizes classic texts and finds surprising cultural differences over thousands of years.
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Nonfiction: Escape From East Berlin

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 04:00
Greg Mitchell’s “The Tunnels” recounts how, in 1962, a group of Germans tunnelled under the new wall — with help from NBC.
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Nonfiction: Black Deaths Matter

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 13:28
In “They Can’t Kill Us All,” the journalist Wesley Lowery wrestles with covering police shootings.
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Nonfiction: Jean Kennedy Smith Remembers Growing Up Kennedy

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 04:00
In “The Nine of Us,” Jean Kennedy Smith recalls her early years with Mother, Father and siblings.
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